The Importance of Media Literacy in the Age of “Fake News”

The Importance of Media Literacy in the Age of “Fake News”

By Donna Vandiver, TVG President & CEO and Laura Vandiver, TVG VP of Research & Strategic Insight

Long before there was “fake news”, there was disinformation, propaganda and censorship. Many Americans are able to evaluate and decide if something they are reading is real or not. But many also have difficulty discerning “fake” news from actual, factual information. This is especially so when false stories can be shared in an instant across the globe via social media channels. Read more

Celebrate “Silly” Questions Every Day, but Especially This Week

Celebrate “Silly” Questions

By Donna Vandiver, President & CEO

According to Parade magazine, September 28 is “Ask a Stupid Question” day. When Marilyn vos Savant was asked if there was such a thing as a stupid question, she replied, “Yes”. Read more

Are You Trending or Dead Ending?

Are You Trending or Dead Ending?

By Laura Vandiver, TVG Vice President of Research and Strategic Insight

I recently attended a conference for market researchers, and a prominent theme emerged from the discussions: global trends. Data on trends is nothing new. Read more